Mark your calendars now! On Saturday, August 15, 3 – 6 p.m., the CNIB Lake Joe Vision Team and CNIB Muskoka fundraising committee will host a first-ever “CNIB Muskoka: Dock to Dock – Party with a Purpose” event to raise essential funds for CNIB Lake Joe.
While the world around us has changed due to COVID-19, the need to raise funds for CNIB Lake Joe is as crucial as ever.
“Due to the pandemic, most of us are experiencing social isolation and physical distancing for the first time, but it is an everyday reality for many people who are blind or partially sighted," says Eugene Chong, General Manager, CNIB Lake Joe. "Participating in camp programs provides life-changing experiences that we must protect."
Always “the party of the summer”, this year’s CNIB Muskoka event will focus on fun in the sun from the safety of cottagers’ docks! Given the need to practice safe physical distancing, the party will literally be here, there…everywhere!
Participants are invited to register their dock online and tune into the radio station 104.1 The Dock, for a live dock party and telethon from the safety and comfort of their own docks and homes. The Dock will not only be broadcasting, but also live streaming across Canada on the iHeartRadio App, available on your smartphone or tablet.
The first 50 dock hosts who commit to a fundraising goal of $1,000 or more will receive a specially curated 'dock box' with goodies to help elevate their event.
Each ‘dock’ will be asked to pledge a fundraising goal or raise funds towards a wish list item that will be recognized with an engraved placard featuring their dock or group. Those who wish to join in on the fun without hosting a party can take part in the live telethon which will also form a listener group whose overall donation will be recognized on site at the camp.
CNIB will have a party pontoon cruising the three main lakes for live and virtual visits with local celebrities, live entertainment, CNIB representatives, and exciting giveaways to support participating Muskoka docks with their fundraising.
Confirmed sponsors include: NKS Health, Pioneer & The Hogarth Family, Mantella Corporation, Ellis Packaging Limited, Susan Creasy Financial Inc., Sofina Foods, Dock Radio, and Budget Propane Corporation.
Bonus! Read more about CNIB Lake Joe and the Dock to Dock event in the news:
- CNIB Lake Joe – never losing sight of their vision for tomorrow (Shorelines: Muskoka Lakes Association, Spring 2020)
- CNIB Lake Joe –The Fun Is Still ON! (Cayman Marshall International, May 2020 Digital Issue, page 17)